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Monday, July 16, 2012

Pistachio Biscotti


If someone asks me what is my favourite portable snack? I would answer it is undoubtedly Biscotti's. As it is I like their crunchy taste of it and the goodness of  pistachios does the rest !! 


Moreover, when you feel like having a quick bite between the meals or while you are on the move these biscotti's come at your aid. The best part is that they last really long. Simple to prepare as well. Run your imagination wild while making these biscottis when it comes to nuts.


Ingredients: 
1/2 cup Pistachio
1 1/4 cups All purpose flour
4 tbsp Butter, chilled
1/2 powdered sugar
2 Eggs, beaten +4tbsp eggwash to give them a shiny look
5 drops of Vanilla essence
1/2 Baking powder
Pinch of salt


Method:
Pre-heat Oven to 350 Degrees F/180 C. Cream butter and sugar on medium speed for few seconds. Beat in the eggs and beat again till it is incorporated well. Now mix in the dry ingredients. Mix well with spatula.Now add butter mixture,vanilla, nuts and start kneading the dough. Here you may need extra flour to knead the dough on a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two portions and shape them into logs. 
Left photo: Logs are bit flattened. Right Photo: Eggwash for shiny look
Place each log on the parchment paper covered baking sheet and flatten out 3 inch wide. Egg wash the upper side and bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes. For even browning of the surface you may rotate the baking pan once. Take out and slice the logs by a serrate knife diagonally about 1/2 inch thick to form the biscotti. 


Carefully place them back on the cookie sheet with either cut side down and bake for another 15 minutes. I kept my biscottis inside the hot oven for another 10 minutes even after cutting off the power for more crunchy and firmness. Enjoy these delicious biscottis with your Chai or even with a glass of milk.

46 comments:

  1. wow.. looks very crunchy..

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  2. With those loads of pistachios,biscotti looks extremely pretty and super rich.

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  3. Amar O Pistachio Biscotti khob bhalo lagey ..onek din hoyeche baniye ..prothom snaps ta bhalo hoyeche..hugs

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  4. Wow..those biscotti looks delicious..pistachios r my fav too..

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  5. they look absolutely beautiful and we love biscottis as well!

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  6. Looks perfect and an even more perfect snack to munch on.

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  7. yummy looking biscotti Deepa, very inviting

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  8. biscotti looks wonderful
    lovely colourful vase

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  9. Looks delicious.. nice clicks!!

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  10. wow... love to have with a cup of coffee

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  11. Lovely biscottis..Love that cute vase

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  12. beautiful biscottis. I used to make one but now am just lazing and lazing...
    love the clicks.

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  13. Wow love it,looks so inviting..yum

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  14. Just too perfect...bookmarked!!!

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  15. Sensational biscotti!!! I know, something bout them that makes them so popular & addictive :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  16. Crunchy biscotti Deepa. loove the addition of pistachio.

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  17. Lovely, crunchy biscotti. loved your clicks.

    http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com/

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  18. Awesome, ki darun dekhte hoyechee :-)

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  19. wow, so perfect and delicious biscotti..this is in my to-do list for a long time :)

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  20. Biscotti looks yum...this is one thing I have not baked yet...great clicks.

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  21. yummy delicious.presentation is super

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  22. baked to perfection... love the pista flavour.

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  23. Lovely biscotti! The beautiful green of the pistachios makes it very pretty!

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  24. The biscotti looks very tempting Deepa I just loved the first shot :)

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  25. Luv biscotti to the core... Luvly pics..

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  26. Biscotti look tempting.. They are on my to do list...

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  27. wow fabulous biscotti, love the pista ones, my fave. but my eyes are stuck at the beautiful vase !!!

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  28. I want that for tea.... love, love, love!

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  29. Wow that is an amazing recipe....I need to try that

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  30. That looks amazing! Such an elegant presentation :)

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  31. Impressive biscotti Deepa. I'd love to try these out!

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  32. Hi
    Looks tempting but I dont like eggs so is there a way to make them without eggs?

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